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Beyond the Present Moment

fr Aelred shows how the cross of Jesus Christ jolts us out of our complacency in the here and now.

by Aelred Connelly O.P.
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Liturgical Index

Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year

Cycle: A - 9th October 2011: A Feast of Reconciliation

Allan White O.P.

Jesus was not averse to parties. His opponents criticised him as a 'good time guy', a glutton and a wine drinker. They did not like the... more »

Cycle: A - 12th October 2008: All You Can Eat

Aelred Connelly O.P.

Wedding banquets can be tricky occasions. The seating plan has to take account of such little matters as family feuds, past and present, and who... more »

Cycle: A - 9th October 2005: A Feast of Fat Things

Leon Pereira O.P.

When did 'fat' first become a bad word? We are advised to eat sensibly, to watch our cholesterol, to lose our fat by exercise---or if you can afford... more »

Cycle: A - 13th October 2002: Called and Chosen

Rudolf Loewenstein O.P.

How often have you hear people saying things like, "I've put myself out for you, now what are you going to do in return?"Today's gospel passage seems... more »

Cycle: B - 14th October 2012: Total Giving

Benjamin Earl O.P.

Most of us have at some point been presented with a task that seemed impossible to us. Perhaps it might be sorting out family difficulties: one child... more »

Cycle: B - 11th October 2009: Travelling Light

Isidore Clarke O.P.

When I was much younger and more active I used to enjoy camping. I would carry all I needed in a rucksack. Sometimes I would walk several miles and... more »

Cycle: B - 15th October 2006: The Gift of Wisdom

Dominic White O.P.

We all need to know wise people. Someone to turn to for advice at an important or difficult time in our lives. Someone who will soothe our worries,... more »

Cycle: B - 12th October 2003: The Rich Young Man

Aidan Nichols O.P.

Today's is one of those Gospel readings that show you what a Gospel is for, why the Gospels are there at all. Jesus' encounters with other people are... more »

Cycle: C - 13th October 2013: God's Chosen People

Lawrence Lew O.P.

From Rome, the communications hub of the known-world, Paul, an educated Jew writes a letter to Timothy, a man of Jewish and Greek descent. In it he... more »

Cycle: C - 10th October 2010: Perfect Gratitude

Dominic Ryan O.P.

One of the tasks of the Dominican Studium in Oxford is to prepare friars for priestly ordination. In pursuit of this goal, it arranges courses of... more »

Cycle: C - 14th October 2007: A Community of Love

Edward Booth O.P.

It was not the dispositions of the Samaritan leper alone which led to his expressing his reverence for Our Lord and his gratitude for his loss of... more »

Cycle: C - 10th October 2004: Healing Faith

Theodore Taylor O.P.

In today's Gospel, the Samaritan, a man of negative status in a group we presume to be predominantly Jewish, is paradoxically the one to return in... more »

Cycle: C - 14th October 2001: Soil, suffering, thanks and praise

Timothy J. Calvert O.P.

Despite the suffering found in today's readings, we are being invited to reflect upon the joy of our faith, to be grateful for receiving it.Naaman... more »